Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Year New Things--New Year's Resolution

January 3, is already three days into 2015, wow, how time flies. I see my kid growing so big each day and life picking up speed more like a snowball on a hill like the Grinch in the cartoon just before they went off the edge of the mountain. Then the Who People from Whoville or whatever, changed the Grinch into someone different than what he had been. Lives changes, situations change, but never should we leave that change up to others to control. If you don't like something in your life, change it. Period. There is no "right time" or ideal time to change things. Each day you don't work towards changes that make life more sweet, then that is one wasted day on earth. It takes motivation, lots of it.

Like Tony Robbins the motivational speaker...use people, songs, sights or whatever gadgets you can to motivate yourself in 2015 to make a change. Personally, I like the words from a Michael Jackson song called "Man in the Mirror" simply because of the message.

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
One thing I've learned this past year, seeing Robin Williams pass on, looking at so many Hollywood actors take their own time is short. To be so miserable that you feel the only way out when seemingly they have the world at their feet, to find a quick way out like that. I'm a survivor. It's what I do. If something stands in the way of that--don't need it. Period. Taking a back seat to multiple situations I'm personally not happy with, may have led me to waste a few years doing things I'm just not happy with. Finally, I woke up in 2014. Time to not be a sheep and be a shepherd. Taking a step back can mean two steps forward sometimes. Life is too short to not move forward at least one step per day. 2015 is going to be new territory for me, exploring those fears of uncertainty in many aspects of my life. I'm lucky to have a great support system especially with my wife.
I gather all the quotes, messages on Twitter, stories from others and inspirational/motivators to keep up the fight to take those things I'm not thrilled about that cloud my pursuit of excellence, then use them as strength to finally make those decisions to just do it. This is going to be an AMAZING 2015, I can't wait to tackle new horizons, adventures and experience the way I want to live life. I'm taking control of those things that have "controlled" me because I'm finally saying HELL NO! NO MORE. It's tiring and huge drain on energy, but the energy I'll gain at the end of it, will be more than anything I've spent getting there. Vague I know, but let's just say while routine can be comforting, it is also a prison. Where is the adventure and growth in routine?

I'm going to make a change & it is going to start with the man in the mirror!